Presenter: Josh Woodard, Technical Manager, FHI360
Using low-cost video technologies, agricultural development practitioners can create and disseminate visual information demonstrating improved practices, create training videos, capture growth and change for monitoring and evalution purposes, and share success stories. Advances in portable, rechargeable projectors also enable these videos to be shared far off-the-grid. Locally created and disseminated videos have shown promise in supporting over-streched extension systems. Qualified extension agents cannot be everywhere at once, they can be expensive to train and maintain, and it costs money to travel from village to village. Field days and demo plots also face many of the same challenges. Using video, organizations have the opportunity to bring the field to the farmer, instead of the farmer to the field. This session will provide participants with the opportunity to learn the basics of low-cost video production, and to begin to think about how they can integrate video into their own work.